Understand the costs and benefits when you choose to purchase a cloud-based dental software and why traditional dental software has failed dentist expectation.
1. Moving data to the cloud can relieve you of heavy reliance on physical storage you are solely responsible for.
Research shows that human errors account for 52% of data breaches, the most common of which is ‘general carelessness.’ The risk of human error can be particularly high when dealing with patient data. Many offices do manual backup improperly until problems occur; most offices transfer data daily to a USB, and any mistake during this process such as losing the USB on your way home can harm your practice.
PHIPA, Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, requires access control to data storage facilities by a locking door or the use of access cards. So any Ontario dental office that fails to implement such physical protection upon their local server can be held legally responsible in cases of data loss.
iKlyk dental software, without requiring a server in your office, does not need dentists to shoulder all the legal obligation and high costs of protecting it. We ensure that your data is PHIPA compliant.
2. iKlyk Dental is rich of features.
iKlyk dental software is rich of features that your office requires to run a smooth operation, and it is all built in. At no cost to you, you can start using iKlyk with our built in automatic appointment email reminder, recall reminder, and No Shows reminder. You will stay connected with your customers. Enjoy our world-class on-Demand email. Send emails to individual patients or to all of your patients to share your special promotions and announcements.
3. Don’t operate in the dark, get the right data at the right time for accurate business decisions.
You have the right to your data. Access the right data at the right time for accurate business decisions. Unlike traditional dental software applications, iKlyk Dental provides business owners and office managers powerful dashboard and reporting tools that track and store your business transactions. The data is then aggregated and presented to the end user as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Users have the option for a holistic business view or detailed reports for more root cause analysis.
4. The cost of using iKlyk dental software is likely to be lower than a desktop version.
The a typical cost of a desktop dental software over five years can range between $45,000 to $60,000 that includes initial setup fee, monthly maintenance, and training. Another added costs, that most offices neglect to consider, is the administration time that is require to perform data backups and software upgrade. Time that could have been spent on treating more patients. Some offices also have to hire an IT specialist to deal with such complicated software-related issues.
On the other hand, with iKlyk dental you are not required to backup any data not upgrade any software. Your application is backed up and upgraded 24/7/365 seamlessly and automatically.
5. Besides data security functions within the dental software, iKlyk Dental also adds value to practice management.
iKlyk partners with Microsoft Azure, who also hosts sensitive data for corporations including eBay, Boeing, and Apple iCloud. Azure stores data on redundant servers in multiple locations, which means even if one server goes down, your data is still safe and your dental software never goes down.
An IT giant like Microsoft also provides economies of scale at minimal expense. Rather than relying on one IT staff member or at most the support of a single dental software company, you have arguably the best expert team to make sure your patient data is safe. From ensuring physical security of data centres to preempt loopholes through ethical hacking, Microsoft Azure has employed many layers of protective measures.
It is time to reconsider your existing practice management software and think about the next gen of dental software, iKlyk.
About the Author
Feda Bashbishi is the CEO and co-founder of iKlyk Inc., a Canadian dental software provider dedicated to raising the bar of quality in dental practice management software, patient privacy, and data security. Feda Bashbishi holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University as well as a Master of Science in Software Development from San Jose State University in California. Prior to establishing iKlyk, for years, Feda has worked on enterprise level cloud-based applications. You can connect with Feda through https://goo.gl/ZLJiRV or email at email@example.com.